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Palin Puck Drop a Jinx, Hockey Player Injured, Team Loses

St Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace slipped on the carpet placed on the ice for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin who was there to drop the ceremonial first puck before the Blues hosted the Los Angeles Kings.

 A narrow carpet walkway was placed from the gate at the Blues bench to center ice for Palin, her husband and two of her human shields daughters. Just before the ceremony, Legace was the first player onto the ice for St. Louis. Though a team official pointed to the carpet, Legace said the official moved his own foot from the carpet just as Legace stepped down, causing the carpet to slide and Legace to fall. The goalie left after one period Friday night with a hip injury.

St Louis lost the game, 0 to 4.

And the Philadephia Flyers haven’t won a game since Palin dropped the puck for them. The loosing streak has earned her the name of the Philly Buster.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.